For women over 50, it’s “move it or lose it,” says women's health expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones. Weak bones from osteoporosis or creaky joints from arthritis are more likely to develop with age. The best way to prevent these conditions is exercise. Dr. Jones highlights the importance of exercise in aging women and offer some easy ways to keep yourself moving.
Older women are particularly vulnerable to fragility fractures as their bones thin with age. Recent studies show touted vitamin supplements don't actually work. Women's health expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones says regular exercise and adopting healthy diet habits can make a big difference. Learn other recommendations for keeping women's bones dense and strong.
Osteoporosis and other bone conditions can mean the difference between living independently and needing full-time assistance as we age. Women's health expert, Kirtly Jones, MD, weighs in on what constitutes good bone health—and how you can help ensure your bones stay strong as you age.